COVID-19 | The Health Ministry reported a total of 10 new Covid-19 fatalities yesterday (Jan 24), bringing the cumulative death toll to 31,902.
From the newly reported deaths yesterday, one died before they could receive treatment at a hospital.
Malaysia has the highest number of deaths per capita in the Asean and East Asian regions with 966 deaths per 1 million population, and fourth-worst in Asia after Iran, Lebanon and Jordan – all in the Middle East.
Selangor recorded the highest number of new deaths at 3, making up 30 percent of the newly reported fatalities.
Sabah had two deaths, while Johor, Kedah, Kelantan, Malacca and Pahang had one each.
No new deaths were reported in Terengganu, Kuala Lumpur, Negeri Sembilan,Perak, Perlis, Penang, Sarawak, Labuan and Putrajaya.
To date, 704 Covid-19 deaths have been reported this month.
A total of 1,174 Covid-19 deaths were reported in December 2021, 1,612 in November 2021, 2,704 in October 2021 and 9,678 in September 2021.
As of yesterday, there were 45,208 active Covid-19 cases. This is an increase of 11.1 percent from the 40,619 active infections a week ago.
Compared to 30 days ago, the number of active cases has fallen by 0.9 percent from 45,591.
The Health Ministry’s post-midnight update also provided further insights into the new Covid-19 infections yesterday.
From the 3,214 new cases yesterday, a total of 371 of them could be traced to ongoing Covid-19 clusters.
From the cluster-linked cases, 330 (88.9 percent) were from education institutions while 22 (5.9 percent) were from workplaces.
The remaining cases were traced to clusters related to religious events (19 – 5.1 percent).
The Health Ministry uploads the latest details of the Covid-19 pandemic after midnight on Github as part of its open data initiative.